England Women’s Euro 2022 Preview

Euro 2022

This year’s host has a real chance to create a legacy for the women’s game. Being one of the favourites, England women will hope to go all the way with the home crowd behind them in Euro 2022.

Serina Weigman Aiming for Euro Glory Once Again With England Women at Euro 2022

England Aim to Take Advantage of the Home Crowds

After replacing Phil Neville as the head coach in September 2021, Serina Weigman is on track to win the competition for a second time. Weigman guided the Dutch national side to Euro glory in 2017 after winning every game in the competition. As for England, they could only do as well as reaching the semi-final where they were knocked out by Weigman’s Dutch side.

This year’s competition is hosted all across England, with which England’s opener is at Old Trafford with the final set to be played at Wembley. With the constant development of the game in England, it is to be expected that tickets will be well sought after as fans hope to cheer their Lionesses to Wembley.

After reaching the last three semi-finals in their last three major tournaments under Neville, the Lionesses appear to be setting new standards. Weigman is expected to take England to the next level and win the tournament on home soil. Although Spain is thought to be the favourites for this year’s competition even though they are yet to have lifted the trophy prior.

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England Stars to Look Out for

Lauren Hemp, who is only 21, is already a key figure in the England side. The Manchester City winger has been voted four out of the last five PFA’s Young Female Player of the Year and has been long regarded as one of the brightest talents in the game. Hemp scored 20 goals and provided ten assists in the season just gone for City.

Beth Mead, who was snubbed for the Olympic games last summer, will be hoping to prove her worth to her national side coming off the back of a fine season for Arsenal. The forward was crowned Arsenal Fans’ Player of the Season after scoring on 11 occasions and chipping in with eight assists in an Arsenal side who narrowly missed out on the WSL title.

Leah Williamson, the newly elected captain, will bring across her authoritative nature to the side with the ambition of guiding her side all the way. She’ll be used to the pressure and responsibility that she’ll have on her shoulders since she’s captained the national side at U17, U19, and U20 level. She has won the WSL and the FA Cup with her Arsenal side.

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